CESL Issues Tender for a Solar Carport with Battery Energy Storage in Leh

The last date for submission of bids is August 13, 2021


Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has invited e-bids for setting up a 242 kW (tentative) solar carport and rooftop solar system with a 762 kWh (tentative) lithium-based battery energy storage system (BESS), including five years of operation and maintenance (O&M) at Leh, Ladakh.

The last date for submitting bids is August 13, 2021, and the bids would be opened on the same day. Prospective bidders are expected to pay ₹20,000 (~$269) towards the cost of the bid document.

Scope of work

The scope of work includes design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning, and O&M for five years for the prescribed projects.

The solar carport should be constructed in an area that can accommodate 10 Hyundai Kona Cars with an expected capacity of 50 kW. The solar rooftop project should have an approximate capacity of 190 kW along with BESS.

The supply installation and commissioning of the project should be completed within six months from the date of the letter of award.

Eligibility criteria

The bidder should either be a single entity (a limited company) under the Indian Companies Act 1956 or a limited liability partnership under the LLP Act, 2002. A consortium of two members is allowed to participate in the tender, including the lead bidder.

The bidder should be operational at least for the last three financial years. The bidder should either be a manufacturer of the battery or electric vehicle (EV) chargers or solar PV module manufacturers, or solar inverters for at least three years as on the date of issuing the tender.

The bidder should have successfully supplied or installed or commissioned, or maintained BESS with a cumulative capacity of 500 kW or higher in the last three years as on date of issuing the tender for any government departments or public sector undertakings (or urban local bodies or distribution companies or private companies.

The bidder’s annual average turnover should be ₹12.6 million (~$169,684) for the last three financial years (FY) (i.e., 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21). In the case of a consortium, the lead bidder and the consortium partner must meet the criteria collectively.

The bidder should be profitable in FY 2020-21 and also in FY 2018-19 and 2019-20; the bidder should be profitable for at least one year. In the case of a consortium, the lead bidder and the consortium partner must meet the criteria collectively.

The net worth of the bidder on the last day of FY 2020-21 should not be less than 100% of the paid-up share capital.

Earlier last month, CESL invited e-bids for the empanelment of an independent third-party validation and verification agency for its EV charging infrastructure project.

Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker provides subscribers real-time and periodic updates on all solar tenders issued by private and government agencies.

Rahul is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before entering the world of renewables, Rahul was head of the Gujarat bureau for The Quint. He has also worked for DNA Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad Mirror. Hailing from a banking and finance background, Rahul has also worked for JP Morgan Chase and State Bank of India. More articles from Rahul Nair.